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08 October 2019
Learning Mode: Why McDonald's is testing the P.L.T.
By now you’ve probably heard that McDonald’s started testing a plant-based burger for a limited time, in select restaurants in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. ...
Letting Cows Tell Our Story
The story of Allflex Livestock Intelligence began in 1955 when Brian Murphy, a dairy farmer, and John Burford, an entrepreneur and founder of a metal engraved plates’ manufacturer, came together in Palmerston North, New Zealand to invent a flexible,...
03 October 2019
Pricing silage, earlage, snaplage from immature corn
Delayed planting, lack of growing degree-days, drought, hail or insect damage, or early frost can all result in immature corn at harvest....
02 October 2019
Where Would FMD Control Be Without Diagnostics?
ANALYSIS - Dr. Don King leads a team of 25 scientists and students who have recently celebrated 60 years of the World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (WRLFMD) in support of global initiatives to control FMD....
Trade Remains Focus as Tariffs Take Toll on Agriculture
Trade tension impacts continue to mount in 2019 as higher and broader tariffs stifle demand for products around the world. ...
Nominations Open for US Dairy Sustainability Awards
The Innovation Center for US Dairy, which brings the dairy community together to advance a shared social responsibility platform, is accepting nominations for the ninth annual US Dairy Sustainability Awards....
African Swine Fever Spreads; Impact on Global Meat Supply
ANALYSIS - African Swine Fever (ASF) is spreading throughout Asia with a growing emphasis being placed on combatting the epidemic, according to Meat & Livestock Australia. ...
01 October 2019
Spring Australian pasture into action
With continuing tough seasonal conditions forecast for the southern livestock production zone, producers are urged to focus on spring pasture management....
Getting the most from your single-cut hay system
For a variety of reasons, some hay acres are harvested only once per year. Here are some tips for good results in this situation, writes James Isleib, Michigan State University Extension....
27 September 2019
2019 Corn Silage Harvest: An exercise in patience
I want to start with two statements, or more accurately, titles of past articles that have stuck in my head over the years and serve as good reminder as we intently monitor this year’s corn crop and weather conditions, writes Joe Lawrence, Cornell University...
26 September 2019
US and Japan Agree to Trade Deal
ANALYSIS - US farmers and ranchers can sleep a little better tonight. The US-Japan Trade Agreement was signed on Wednesday by US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York. ...
25 September 2019
2019 US Crop Production: 17.4 Million “Lost Acres” Identified
Farm Market iD’s updated, in-season data now includes this season’s “lost acres”. In total, 17.4 million crop production acres have been lost in key broad-acre states compared to 18 million acres reported by USDA in the same states....
Ireland Must Brexit-Proof Budget to Support Irish Farmers
The Irish Farmer's Association (IFA) is meeting with Ireland's parliament members today as part of their campaign to secure Government commitments in the October budget that will support farmers, given the immediate threats and long-term challenges facing...
Oldest University in Portugal Bans Beef
The University of Coimbra, Portugal's oldest university, will stop serving beef after 792 years in operation in a bid to become carbon-neutral by 2030....
23 September 2019
Marcus Oldham College and Dairy Australia Launch Dairy Farm Business Management Skills Program
Marcus Oldham College and Dairy Australia have launched a new learning program to support the development of business management capabilities in Australian dairy farming....
21 September 2019
FoodBytes! Chicago 2019 Winners Showcase Upcycling Dairy Waste, Sustainable Salmon & Cactus-Based Foods
Sustainable food and agriculture entrepreneurs showcased solutions to improve the way we grow food and feed the world at FoodBytes! Chicago, a live pitch competition and business mentorship platform presented by Rabobank, the world’s largest food and...
18 September 2019
Lithuanian Farmers Sell Off Cows to Poland, Saying Dairy Farming Unsustainable
LITHUANIA - Low milk prices are pushing small and medium-sized farms to sell off their cows, mostly to Poland. Over the last year, one in eight milk farmers have closed the business. Some also struggle to source enough feed for the animals after a prolonged...
Co-ops Have Questions to Answer Questions on Milk Price Drops
IRELAND - Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan challenged co-ops to address farmers’ questions as to why are milk prices falling, and why have they fallen so much behind European levels....
17 September 2019
NDDB Set to Launch Phase-II of National Dairy Plan
INDIA - As the phase-1 of the ambitious National Dairy Plan (NDP-1) comes to an end this November, the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) has initiated talks with the World Bank and the government departments concerned to go ahead with the second...
16 September 2019
Fiji Continues to Lose Cattle to TB: Industry Official
FIJI - Despite an increase in milk production in Fiji, a senior industry official says cattle continue to be lost to tuberculosis (TB)....
Amul Plans Smaller Dairy Pack Sizes for Price-conscious Rural Market
INDIA - Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), the producer of Amul brand dairy products, is planning to penetrate rural India with smaller pack sizes of pasteurized milk derivatives. The decision coincides with the organisation's expansion...
13 September 2019
CME: Feeder Cattle Auction Results Witness Lower Price Trends in W37
US - Feeder cattle auction results for this week witnessed lower price trends, based on Oklahoma City trade early in the week, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Live Shipment of Aussie Cattle Halted Over Alleged Ear Tag Tampering
AUSTRALIA - Australian officials have halted a proposed shipment of 5,000 cattle over allegations that ear tags had been tampered with to circumvent China’s strict import protocols....
Robot Feeds Southland Dairy Cows
NEW ZEALAND - The use of robotics in the dairy industry has taken a step forward, with the launch of the first robotic feed pusher in New Zealand to also refresh and remix feed....
Co-ops Must Not Let Glanbia Set August Milk Price, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said the 1c/l cut by Glanbia for August milk to a total payout of 27.04c/l + VAT, the second in as many months, is a major blow to the cash flow and confidence of its suppliers....
12 September 2019
Company Wins Grant to Further Develop Antibiotics for Livestock Breeding
GEORGIA - Georgian biotech company BioChimPharm has won a grant from the Georgian Innovation and Technology Agency for its innovative veterinary antimicrobial product – PowerPhage. ...
Arla Scales Up Commitment to Develop Sustainable Dairy Sector in Nigeria
NIGERIA - In a new public-private partnership in Nigeria, farmer-owned Arla Foods is committing to further development of a long-term sustainable dairy industry and local dairy sector in Nigeria by helping 1,000 small scale farmers create better livelihoods...
11 September 2019
IFA: Trade Role for EU Commissioner Vital in Context of Brexit Threat
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the appointment of Phil Hogan as EU Trade Commissioner comes at a critical time for the farming and food sectors in Ireland....
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